How many different feet

Back feet

Front feet

Feet, feet, feet. 

How many different feet you meet!

–Dr. Seuss, The Foot Book

The Greek figures, or rhetorical devices, used is antistrophe/epistrophe/epiphora, as in the repetition of the last word (feet) in successive clauses, or thoughts; epizeuxis for the repetition of a word several times in a row with nothing in between; palilogia for the multiple instances of feet in the same breath or paragraph; and the gratuitious rhyme for the feet-meet.

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Left foot left foot

Left foot 

Left foot

Right foot Right

–Dr. Seuss, The Foot Book

The Greek figures, or rhetorical devices, used is palilogia, as in the repeating of the phrase left foot; epanalepsis used with the right foot right where the first right is the beginning and the second right is the end, creating a rhetorical sandwich, so to speak.

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The Foot Book

The Foot Book

–Dr. Seuss, book title

The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, is assonance, due to the foot and the book having the same vowel sound and being right next to each other “like a rhyme.”

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Also, this is too adoable to pass on. MakeAndTakes.com’s How Many Feet You Meet

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Feet in the day

Feet in the day.

Feet in the night.

–Dr. Seuss, The Foot Book

The Greek figures, or rhetorical devices, used is anaphora, as in the repetition of the first word in successive clauses, or thoughts; and isocolon for the repetition of the four syllables or similar sounding sequences.

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Let’s check

… Maybe there’s something in Backpack to help us see when the sun is too bright. Let’s check. …

–Dora the Explorer in Swim, Boots, Swim!

The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, used is assonance, as the e in let’s and the e in check both have the same vowel sound, and they are close enough to create a rhyming sound.

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Good strong kicks

Now she’s showing him how to kick his legs. Good strong kicks, Boots!

–Dora the Explorer in Swim, Boots, Swim!

The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, used is polyptoton, as kick and kicks are the same word in a different form used relatively close to each other.

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Let’s swim!

It’s time to jump in the water. Let’s swim! ¡Vamos a nadar!

–Dora the Explorer in Swim, Boots, Swim!

The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, used is commoratio, as jump in the water and swim are synonymous.  So is ¡Vamos a nadar!, but in another language.

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Mariana the Mermaid

We made it to the ocean! And there’s Mariana the Mermaid waiting for us.

–Dora the Explorer in Swim, Boots, Swim!

The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, used is paroemion, as you can tell by repetition of the M.

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Flying Fish flying fish flying fish

We found the Flying Fish Bridge. Whoa, look at all those flying fish! What colors of flying fish do you see? Say them with me. Orange! Blue! Green! Purple! ¡Anaranjado! ¡Azul! ¡Verde! ¡Morado!

–Dora the Explorer in Swim, Boots, Swim!

The Greek figures, or rhetorical devices, is epistrophe, as you can tell by the repeated end-of-sentence use of flying fish; antanaclasis where Flying Fish (proper noun) turns into flying fish (common noun) in the second clause or occurrence; conduplicatio due to the repeated use of flying fish in multiple instances throughout a paragraph; and rhyme with the see and me. 

There is probably another device having to do with the successive repetition of the colors in different languages or style, diction, or tone. Repotia?

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Swimming is easy

And, swimming is easy once you know how to do it.

–Dora the Explorer in Swim, Boots, Swim!

The Greek figure, or rhetorical device, is petitio principii, as you can tell by the repeated thought of easy and you know how.  They, basically, say the same thing, or at least, only prove each other.  There is no evidence for either of them, except for themselves.  Aka, begging the question and circular argument.

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